5 Benefits of Using Ultrasonic Technology in the Packaging Industry

Aurizon’s ultrasonic technology and vast process experience allow us to offer solutions that increase productivity, reduce costs, and/or enable new capabilities in packaging applications. Soniseal™ systems are optimally designed for vertical and horizontal package sealing as well as other packaging-related applications.

Effective seals on packaging can be achieved using any one of many sealing technologies; it is important to take into consideration the materials, process speeds, seal integrity requirements, environmental conditions and costs associated with your specific application. Five of the benefits of using ultrasonic technology in packaging processes are listed below.

1. Effective Sealing through Solids, Liquids and Powders

Ultrasonic sealing effectively seals through residual product without using heat, allowing for fewer seal failures and less product damage. In addition, the rolling contact from our rotary systems enables better sealing because of the inertia possessed by the system.

2. Faster Sealing Capabilities 

Heat sealing relies on a uniform area of high temperature—whereas Soniseal™ ultrasonic sealing works by rapidly and cyclically compressing the packaging materials, causing them to excite, which initiates melting at a low temperature to form the seal. These high-frequency compressions produce seals from the inside out, meaning less time is required for heating, sealing and recovery.

3. Requires Less Energy

Ultrasonic technology can reduce energy consumption by increasing operational efficiency while decreasing energy use byeliminating the need for heat in the packaging process.

4. Low Risk of Product Damage Due to Heat

Heat sealing uses high temperature heat sources that come into contact with the packaging material surface and transfer heat through the materials until they melt and form a seal. Ultrasonic sealing generates much less heat that is contained within the material in the seal zone.

5. High Degree of Process Control and Consistency

Because start and stop control is nearly instantaneous, and there is no need to wait for the system to “warm up”, ultrasonic sealing offers a constant and reliable process.

Let us know if we can put our technology and capabilities to work for you – and see if we have solutions to your packaging challenges!  Visit us at Pack Expo in Las Vegas from September 23- 25, 2019 or contact us on our website.

New Collaboration between Dukane and Aurizon

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Aurizon held a press conference with our long time partner, Dukane, at IDEA19 in Miami Beach, Florida about how we are collaborating to advance ultrasonic technology. This partnership allows us to provide stationary or “fixed” blade horn technology as well as rotary. Check out the video below to learn more!

Good Vibes at IDEA 2019

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Step up Your Game!

We have been using ultrasonic technology in place of adhesive for a while now and it is stepping up the game for product manufacturers that want to please their customers! Aurizon’s ultrasonic bonders are being used for a variety of nonwoven processing applications including bonding, elastic entrapment, feature attachment, embossing, sheet lamination and cutting.

Our patented technology in your process can deliver increased productivity, reduced costs, and sustainability. Customers appreciate the aesthetic benefits of ultrasonic

bonding which includes odorless, softer, more breathable fabric and the potential for using lighter materials and reduced elastic decitex. Elasticized fabric created by ultrasonic methods has more drape, bend and crush conformability than products that contain adhesive.

Watch a short video illustrating the most popular ultrasonic applications here.

What Else is New?

Hang on to your hat, because it just might get blown away by our next announcement! In the past, Aurizon Ultrasonics exclusively provided rotary sonotrodes with their technology. However, in 2019 we are expanding our product line by including the option of fixed-blade horn ultrasonic technology. This is especially important for OEMs that need both rotary and fixed technologies on one machine.

When appropriate for the application, the blade horn can reduce equipment costs by leveraging the increased blade width. It is not suitable as a replacement for all rotary horn applications, yet we have found that there are some less demanding applications where it is an effective solution such as material lamination and edge sealing.

Visit us at IDEA19!

If you are interested in learning how Aurizon can put their technology and capabilities to work for you – and find solutions to your production challenges, come talk to us!  We will be hanging out at booth #820 at IDEA19 in Miami Beach from March 25 – 28.

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Soniseal™ 40 WD Series – An Innovative Breakthrough in Ultrasonic Sealing Technology

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October 2, 2018 [Kimberly, WI] – Aurizon Ultrasonics designs and manufactures high-power rotary ultrasonic sealing systems intended for vertical and horizontal package sealing as well as other packaging-related applications. Their patented technology and process experience allow them to work closely with the customer to provide solutions that increase productivity, reduce costs, are more sustainable and enable new capabilities for their customers.

The spirit of innovation and dedication to technology development motivates them as they continue to develop custom and off-the-shelf solutions.  Aurizon’s latest development, the Soniseal™ WD Series, was designed specifically for packaging applications in food and pharmaceutical manufacturing environments where wash-down of equipment is practiced. The Soniseal™ WD enables lower maintenance costs, reduced energy consumption and does not need to be removed or bagged for cleaning.

As with the other Soniseal™ offerings, the customer gets maximum seal consistency and control in a high speed (up to 500 fpm) package. The bonder is compact and can easily be integrated into flow wrapper, VFFS, and HFFS machinery. The WD Series is also capable of both continuous and intermittent motion sealing for maximum process flexibility.  Designed to IP67 Standards with a corrosion-resistant stainless-steel construction and strong hermetic seals, the WD Series withstands chemical cleaning, high pressure spray and high temperatures.

Want to learn more? Let Aurizon help you find solutions to your packaging challenges!  You can find them in booth E-10914 at Pack Expo in Chicago on October 14-17, 2018.

 

About Aurizon Ultrasonics
Aurizon Ultrasonics is a leading supplier of high power rotary ultrasonic systems to the packaging, hygiene and specialty converting industries with extensive experience designing, manufacturing, installing and supporting ultrasonic systems for bonding nonwovens, films and other materials.  Aurizon offers 20, 30 and 40 kHz systems capable of speeds up to 2000 fpm. To learn more about Aurizon Ultrasonics, visit their website at aurizonultrasonics.com.

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Aurizon Ultrasonics partners with Techmach Corporation for exclusive representation in China

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U.S. based Aurizon Ultrasonics announced today that Techmach Corporation has become their exclusive representative for China.  Aurizon’s industry leading rotary ultrasonic solutions will now be available to Chinese machine builders and end users desiring innovative solutions to address their process challenges and opportunities.  Techmach, based in Beijing, will begin selling and servicing Aurizon equipment for applications in disposable hygiene manufacturing, flexible package sealing and other specialty converting applications.

Chinese consumers are leading the demand for more comfort and performance from baby diapers and adult incontinence products.  Machinery manufacturers are addressing these challenges by offering new and innovative technologies.  Aurizon’s elastic entrapment equipment enables the construction of stretch laminates used in such products without the use of adhesives.  This can result in a product with improved fit, softness and discretion, while eliminating the cost and process delays associated with adhesives.  Aurizon also offers solutions for sealing films on high speed packaging lines as well as cutting and bonding in converting applications.

“Aurizon is pleased to partner with Techmach to bring our technology to Chinese market,” said Greg Benrud, President at Aurizon Ultrasonics.  “Techmach has intimate market knowledge, a high level of technical skill and vast experience with high-speed converting processes.  They were exactly what we were looking for in a partner for this important market.”

“It is a great opportunity for Techmach to work together with Aurizon to serve China’s market”, said Michael Yang, Managing Director at Techmach Corporation. “Aurizon is a world pioneer in rotary ultrasonic solutions, they have established products and valued development experience.  I strongly believe that Chinese customers will reap significant benefits from the Aurizon product line.”

About Techmach Corporation
Headquartered in Beijing, Techmach Corporation is a world-renowned manufacturer in converting systems and equipment devoted to providing solutions to industry customers that help them improve process performance.  Techmach continues to develop innovative technologies and improve existing technologies, offering web guiding systems, web tension control systems, corona treatment systems, defect inspection systems and online thickness gauging systems. To learn more, visit their website at www.techmach.com.cn .

About Aurizon Ultrasonics
Aurizon Ultrasonics is a leading supplier of high power rotary ultrasonic systems to the packaging, hygiene and specialty converting industries with extensive experience designing, manufacturing, installing and supporting ultrasonic systems for bonding nonwovens, films and other materials.  Aurizon offers 20, 30 and 40 kHz systems capable of speeds up to 2000 fpm. To learn more about Aurizon Ultrasonics, visit their website at www.aurizonultrasonics.com.

Sonisolution Rotary Sonotrode Selection Chart

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Do you want to add ultrasonic technology to your machinery? The Sonisolution RS Series is available in 20, 30 and 40 kHz frequencies. We created a selection chart to help you determine which frequency is most suitable for your needs.  Explore our website and follow us on social media to learn more about Aurizon’s ultrasonic equipment!

 

 

 

 

 

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Engineered Automation Components – Now Offering Aurizon Ultrasonic Technology

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April 3, 2018, Kimberly, WI – Aurizon Ultrasonics, the leader in rotary ultrasonic solutions, announced today that Engineered Automation Components (EAC) of Hatfield, PA is their new manufacturer’s representative for the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey.

EAC is a manufacturer’s representative firm founded in 2014, with roots stretching back to 1953. Representing the industry’s leading automation component manufacturers, they serve equipment manufacturers and end users in several industries including plastics, medical, food and beverage processing, packaging automation, automotive, electronics and life sciences.

“The addition of EAC allows Aurizon to better serve the U.S. market.“ said Mark Sjoberg, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Aurizon Ultrasonics, “We are proud to have Tom and Miller become a part of our team of sales and marketing professionals.”

If you are interested in Aurizon’s sales programs, contact Mark Sjoberg at 920.750.5090.

About Engineered Automation Components
EAC is a manufacturer’s representative firm specializing in automation components and assembly equipment for the assembly automation and process control markets.  Owners Tom Duffy and Miller DeCou have a combined 50 years as manufacturer’s agents.  Their coverage is the mid-Altantic states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware. To learn more, contact Office Manager Sue Knight at 215.855.8777 x101 or visit their website at www.eac-co.com.

About Aurizon Ultrasonics
Aurizon Ultrasonics is a leading supplier of high power rotary ultrasonic systems to the packaging, hygiene and specialty converting industries with extensive experience designing, manufacturing, installing and supporting ultrasonic systems for bonding nonwovens, films and other materials.  Aurizon offers 20, 30 and 40 kHz systems capable of speeds up to 2000 fpm. To learn more about Aurizon Ultrasonics, visit their website at www.aurizonultrasonics.com.

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How Does Aurizon offer a Custom Solution that Satisfies Each Client’s Individual Need?

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Aurizon ultrasonic bonders are designed and built in the USA, most often with the input of customers, then shipped to their production plant to be installed. Currently, Aurizon equipment is operating in 29 countries with nearly as many native languages. Operating a business in a global setting is always a challenge but building customized machinery for use in another country will test your communication skills at an all new level.

 

Ultrasonic technology is instantaneous, clean and efficient. We have noticed an increased interest in adoption of the technology worldwide as these benefits are recognized.
Dan Sorensen, Technical Sales Director – Hygiene, Aurizon Ultrasonics

 

Communication

It all begins with an interest in reaping the benefits of ultrasonic technology. If you are so inclined, the first step is to connect with one of our technical sales directors at a tradeshow, through our website, by email or telephone. Aurizon technical sales directors speak English, so we suggest you use the communication platform that is easiest for you. In that first conversation, we will begin to develop a solid understanding of your process problem or opportunity. If your application seems feasible, the next step is setting up a trial to determine if our technology can deliver the results you are looking for.

Trials

Aurizon’s testing facilities are designed to predict how your existing materials will react to the ultrasonic process. We will process (e.g. bond, seal, cut, emboss) samples of your materials simulating your process conditions as closely as possible. The samples are then subjected to quality tests in-house using your preferred testing methods (e.g. tensile, elongation, vacuum pressure testing) or returned to you for testing at your facility. With the test information in hand, we can evaluate the ability of our technology to deliver a solution to you.

If the trial was unsuccessful and you have specific ideas that justify a second trial, Aurizon is open to working with you on that. We may also have some ideas of our own to suggest. Sometimes there is a fee for second and third round testing.

 

Success

If the trial has been successful, your technical sales contact will begin a conversation with our Engineering Design Specialists. This is where the magic happens! Our collaborative approach begins with listening to your application or process needs. Aurizon’s technical experts then draw on their scientific knowledge and industrial experience to provide a solution that will deliver on your desire to increase productivity, reduce cost or enable new capabilities in your organization. All of Aurizon’s technicians have substantial experience in developing, designing, implementing and troubleshooting a variety of industrial converting process technologies.

 

Satisfaction

Once the system specification is completed, a quote is written up and sent to you. After a purchase order is received by Aurizon, we will start building! Delivery of your order is dependent on the scale of the equipment, current backlog and the shipping destination. If it is deemed necessary by both parties, on-site support from Aurizon can be arranged for the installation, programming and start-up of your new system.

Throughout this process, you will benefit from the Aurizon Team’s extensive experience in process development, process integration, training, servicing and supporting a myriad of ultrasonic systems in commercial production environments.

 

Experience Better

Aurizon’s patented technology provides a solid foundation for delivering top of the line ultrasonic solutions. We will strive to gain a thorough understanding of your needs and consider key parameters such as horn metallurgy, acoustic design, component fabrication and system engineering for your situation. Contact us with your ideas or challenges and we will help you determine if we can develop a customized solution to meet your requirements.

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Top 10 Reasons Why Ultrasonic Technology Creates a Better Elasticized Fabric

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Personal care and hygiene products often use elastic strands secured in nonwoven materials to prevent leakage and improve fit. Many diaper manufacturers secure these elastics with adhesives; however, adhesives have several drawbacks.  Aurizon Ultrasonics is proving that there is a better way to produce elasticized fabric – ultrasonic technology!

The following ten reasons are just the beginning of the long list of benefits that ultrasonics offers:

10. UNAFFECTED BY BODY TEMPS – Warm temperatures do not affect the integrity of an ultrasonic bond.

9. STANDS UP TO OILS AND LOTIONS – Oils and lotions will never dissolve an ultrasonic bond.

8. CRUSH CONFORMABILITY – Fabric created by ultrasonic elastic entrapment has more drape, bend and crush conformability than products using adhesive.

7. PRODUCT DESIGN FLEXIBILITY – Enables customized aesthetics via bonding pattern and/or elastic strand positioning.

6. BREATHABILITY FACTOR – Eliminating adhesive makes the product more breathable, allowing excess body heat to escape, keeping the consumer cool and comfortable.

5. ODOR ELIMINATION – What doesn’t smell?  Ultrasonics, that’s what!

4. IMPROVED FIT – Use lighter weight fabrics so the final product is more flexible and has reduced visibility when wearing.

3. DECREASED FABRIC WEIGHT – Use lighter weight nonwoven materials because there is no need to worry about adhesive bleed-through.

2. SOFTER FEEL – Eliminating adhesives maximizes fabric softness and comfort for the consumer.

1. MAXIMUM ELASTIC PERFORMANCE – Aurizon’s ultrasonic entrapment technology provides extension and retraction curves close to non-attached elastic strands creating a fabric with near the pure elastic response for stress vs. strain.

Aurizon Ultrasonics manufactures rotary ultrasonic equipment used in various industries to bond, attach, emboss and laminate thermoplastic materials. Our rotary ultrasonic systems offer a number of features and benefits over hot melt adhesive applications and thermal bonding, such as material savings, energy savings, sustainability benefits and increased process speeds.

Aurizon is promoting ultrasonic technology at the Hygienix Conference in Austin, TX from November 7-8, 2017. We welcome you to stop by our tabletop display to learn more about the benefits of ultrasonic technology and how it can be incorporated into existing processes.

Read more about replacing heat or glue based processes with rotary ultrasonic technology in an industrial application.

The adhesive savings calculator estimates the savings incurred by no longer purchasing glue for your elastic entrapment process.  Feel free to contact us with questions.

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Material Solution Sales – New Manufacturer’s Representative for Aurizon Ultrasonics

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Aurizon Ultrasonics, the leader in rotary ultrasonic solutions, announced today that Material Solution Sales (MSS) of Raleigh, North Carolina is their new manufacturer’s representative to manage rotary ultrasonic solutions in the states of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

MSS was formed in 2013 to provide manufacturers with products and services to increase productivity, reduce waste and reduce costs. For over 25 years, James “Les” Kimley has increased his technical engineering expertise by working as a sales engineer, regional manager and the owner of a small manufacturing company. Now, at MSS, he works with a customer’s existing process and recommends dispensing and assembly solutions from simple to full automation.

“Aurizon’s Manufacturer’s Representative training program enables us to provide access to ultrasonic technical specialists across the country,” said Mark Sjoberg, Aurizon Ultrasonics’ Director of Packaging and Specialty Converting markets, “We are excited that Les and MSS have joined our team of sales and marketing professionals.”

To learn more about Aurizon’s sales programs, contact Mark Sjoberg at 920.750.5090 or mark.sjoberg@aurizonultrasonics.com.

About Material Solution Sales
Material Solution Sales (MSS) is a customer focused sales organization specializing in assembly solutions for manufacturing companies. With over 25 years in manufacturing technical sales, their goal is to provide value to customers in technical expertise with both product and process improvements.  They have experience with a wide variety of industries including automotive, transportation, renewable energy, building related products, plastics joining, electronic and medical components.  MSS can provide a materials-based solution to the most challenging assembly requirements and work to automate the process to reduce waste and increase production output.

About Aurizon Ultrasonics
Aurizon Ultrasonics is a leading supplier of high power rotary ultrasonic systems to the packaging, hygiene and specialty converting industries with extensive experience designing, manufacturing, installing and supporting ultrasonic systems for bonding nonwovens, films and other materials.  Aurizon offers 20, 30 and 40 kHz systems capable of speeds up to 2000 fpm.  To learn more about Aurizon Ultrasonics, visit their website at www.aurizonultrasonics.com.

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